Supported Hypervisors for Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop) and Provisioning (Provisioning Services)

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Click the following products to view the supported configurations matrix.

XenServer – Provisioning (Provisioning Services) XenServer – Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)
vSphere – Provisioning (Provisioning Services) vSphere – Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)
SCVMM – Provisioning (Provisioning Services) SCVMM – Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)
Nutanix Acropolis – Provisioning (Provisioning Services) Nutanix Acropolis – Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)

Note:

  • This matrix indicates supported configurations of Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop) and Provisioning (Provisioning Services) with various hypervisor solutions. When Yes is listed for a combination, it means Citrix will provide technical support to assist with any issues encountered. Any known issues and requirements for certain combinations are indicated with notes.
  • XenApp 6.0 and 6.5 are hypervisor agnostic. If XenApp is deployed through Citrix Provisioning Services, refer to the Provisioning Services product support for the hypervisor.
  • This article will be updated periodically as new information becomes available.

What has changed from the last release of the matrix?

  • Added a note under vSphere & SCVMM sections.
  • Added support for Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 2009 & Provisioning 2009

Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer) – Provisioning (Provisioning Services)

Supported Hypervisors / XenServer Citrix Provisioning
2009 1912 LTSR/2006 7.15 LTSR 7.6 LTSR
Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 Yes Yes Yes No
Citrix Hypervisor 8.1 Yes Yes Yes No
Citrix Hypervisor 8.0 No Yes Yes(With CU3 or higher) No
XenServer 7.6 No Yes Yes No
XenServer 7.5 No No Yes No
XenServer 7.1 LTSR Yes(XS 7.1 LTSR CU2 only) Yes(XS 7.1 LTSR CU2 only) Yes Yes
XenServer 7.0 No No No Yes

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Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer) – Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)

Supported Hypervisors

/XenServer
Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)
2009 1912 LTSR/2006 7.15 LTSR 7.6 LTSR
Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 Yes Yes Yes No
Citrix Hypervisor 8.1 Yes (1),(2) Yes (1),(2) Yes (1),(2) No
Citrix Hypervisor 8.0 No Yes Yes(With CU3 or higher) No
XenServer 7.6 No Yes Yes No
XenServer 7.5 No No Yes No
XenServer 7.1 LTSR Yes(XS 7.1 LTSR CU2 only) Yes(XS 7.1 LTSR CU2 only) Yes Yes
XenServer 7.0 No No No Yes

(1) UEFI-enabled VMs are not supported with Machine Creation Services

(2) Multi-vGPUs are not supported with Machine Creation Services

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vSphere

Note:

  • Citrix performs compatibility tests only with the major updates of VMware vSphere, like Update 1, 2 and so on. The minor updates like 1a, 1b, 2a and so on are not tested, however they are expected to work fine.
  • Testing of updates for the earlier version of VMware vSphere might be limited, as priority is given to the updates of the current version. When using earlier releases of these products, Citrix recommends validating product updates for proper functionality and interoperability in a test environment first before updating production environments.
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 2009 with vSphere 7.0 & 7.0 Update 1 is currently supported only with on-prem deployment. Presently, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop Service does not support vSphere 7.0 and 7.0 Update 1

vSphere – Provisioning (Provisioning Services)

Supported Hypervisors / vSphere Citrix Provisioning
2009 2006 1912 LTSR 7.15 LTSR 7.6 LTSR
vSphere 7.0 (Up to update 1) Yes No Yes (CU2 or newer) No No
vSphere 6.7 (Up to update 3) Yes (vSphere 6.7 U3 only) Supported. Refer to CTX235513

for details
Supported. Refer to CTX235513

for details
(CU3 or higher) No
vSphere 6.5

(Up to update 3)
Yes (vSphere 6.5 U3 only) Supported.

Refer to CTX219808

for details
Supported.

Refer to CTX219808

for details
Supported.

Refer to CTX219808
Supported.

Refer to CTX219808
vSphere 6

(Up to update 3)
Yes Supported.

Refer to CTX200969

for details
Supported.

Refer to CTX200969

for details
Supported.

Refer to CTX200969

for details
Supported.

Refer to CTX200969

for details

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vSphere – Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)

Supported Hypervisors

/vSphere
Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)
2009 2006 1912 LTSR 7.15 LTSR 7.6 LTSR
vSphere 7.0 (Up to Update 1) Yes No Yes (CU2 or newer) No No
vSphere 6.7 (Up to Update 3) Yes (vSphere 6.7 U3 only) Supported. Refer to CTX235513

for details
Supported. Refer to CTX235513

for details
CU3 or higher No
vSphere 6.5 (Up to update 3) Yes (vSphere 6.5 U3 only) Supported. Refer to CTX219808

for details
Supported. Refer to CTX219808

for details
Supported. Refer to CTX219808

for details
Supported. Refer to CTX219808

for details
vSphere 6 (Up to update 3) Yes Supported. Refer to CTX200969

for details
Supported. Refer to CTX200969

for details
Supported. Refer to CTX200969

for details
Supported. Refer to CTX200969

for details

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SCVMM – Provisioning (Provisioning Services)

Supported Hypervisors / SCVMM Citrix Provisioning
1912 LTSR/2006/2009 7.15 LTSR 7.6 LTSR
SCVMM 2019 Yes No

No

SCVMM 2016 Yes Yes No
SCVMM 2012 R2 Yes Yes Yes
SCVMM 2012 SP1 Yes Yes Yes
SCVMM 2012 Yes Yes Yes

Note:

  • Update rollups for above mentioned SCVMM major versions are not listed explicitly. They are viewed as a continuation of the major version.

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SCVMM – Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)

Supported Hypervisors / SCVMM Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)
2006 2009 1912 LTSR 7.15 LTSR 7.6 LTSR
SCVMM 2019 Yes (Power MAnagement only) Yes

Yes (CU2 and newer)

No No
SCVMM 2016 Yes Yes Yes Yes No
SCVMM 2012 R2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SCVMM 2012 SP1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SCVMM 2012 Yes No Yes Yes Yes

Note:

  • Update rollups for above mentioned SCVMM major versions are not listed explicitly. They are viewed as a continuation of the major version.
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 2009 with SCVMM 2019 is currently supported with only on-prem deployment. Presently, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop Service does not support SCVMM 2019

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Nutanix Acropolis – Provisioning (Provisioning Services)

Supported Hypervisors / Nutanix Acropolis Citrix Provisioning
1912 LTSR/2006/2009 7.15 LTSR 7.6 LTSR
Acropolis Operating System (AOS) 5.5 or later Yes Yes No

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Nutanix Acropolis – Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)

Supported Hypervisors / Nutanix Acropolis XenDesktop
1912 LTSR/2006/2009 7.15 LTSR 7.6 LTSR
Acropolis Operating System (AOS) 4.6.1.x or later Supported. Refer to CTX202032

for details.
Supported. Refer to CTX202032

for details.
Supported. Refer to CTX202032

for details.

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